Re: Movie review thread...



  • @Rembrandt said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @voodoo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    I've also never seen it. Might remedy that tonight.

    Expecting big things now though. HUGE.

    Same boat here. Looks like a strong contender for a date night watch. V day tomorrow right? A doz roses and Galaxy Quest on the telly, what more could a woman want?

    good choice.

    We do Princess Bride each year on Valentines day.

    Grandson: Has it got any sports in it?
    Grandfather: Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles!
    Grandson: Doesn't sound too bad. I'll try and stay awake.
    Grandfather: [sarcastically] Oh, well, thank you. That's very kind of you. Your vote of confidence is overwhelming.



  • @nzzp such a great movie. Watched it with my daughter a few years back which was great too.



  • @nzzp said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Rembrandt said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @voodoo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    I've also never seen it. Might remedy that tonight.

    Expecting big things now though. HUGE.

    Same boat here. Looks like a strong contender for a date night watch. V day tomorrow right? A doz roses and Galaxy Quest on the telly, what more could a woman want?

    good choice.

    We do Princess Bride each year on Valentines day.

    Grandson: Has it got any sports in it?
    Grandfather: Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles!
    Grandson: Doesn't sound too bad. I'll try and stay awake.
    Grandfather: [sarcastically] Oh, well, thank you. That's very kind of you. Your vote of confidence is overwhelming.

    CF Jnr never got it. Fluffybunny



  • @canefan said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @nzzp said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Rembrandt said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @voodoo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    I've also never seen it. Might remedy that tonight.

    Expecting big things now though. HUGE.

    Same boat here. Looks like a strong contender for a date night watch. V day tomorrow right? A doz roses and Galaxy Quest on the telly, what more could a woman want?

    good choice.

    We do Princess Bride each year on Valentines day.

    Grandson: Has it got any sports in it?
    Grandfather: Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles!
    Grandson: Doesn't sound too bad. I'll try and stay awake.
    Grandfather: [sarcastically] Oh, well, thank you. That's very kind of you. Your vote of confidence is overwhelming.

    CF Jnr never got it. Fluffybunny

    never too late to disown him



  • @nzzp said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @canefan said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @nzzp said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Rembrandt said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @voodoo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    I've also never seen it. Might remedy that tonight.

    Expecting big things now though. HUGE.

    Same boat here. Looks like a strong contender for a date night watch. V day tomorrow right? A doz roses and Galaxy Quest on the telly, what more could a woman want?

    good choice.

    We do Princess Bride each year on Valentines day.

    Grandson: Has it got any sports in it?
    Grandfather: Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles!
    Grandson: Doesn't sound too bad. I'll try and stay awake.
    Grandfather: [sarcastically] Oh, well, thank you. That's very kind of you. Your vote of confidence is overwhelming.

    CF Jnr never got it. Fluffybunny

    never too late to disown him

    I'll try it again one day. There's still hope, he's only 9



  • @canefan said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @nzzp said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @canefan said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @nzzp said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Rembrandt said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @voodoo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    I've also never seen it. Might remedy that tonight.

    Expecting big things now though. HUGE.

    Same boat here. Looks like a strong contender for a date night watch. V day tomorrow right? A doz roses and Galaxy Quest on the telly, what more could a woman want?

    good choice.

    We do Princess Bride each year on Valentines day.

    Grandson: Has it got any sports in it?
    Grandfather: Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles!
    Grandson: Doesn't sound too bad. I'll try and stay awake.
    Grandfather: [sarcastically] Oh, well, thank you. That's very kind of you. Your vote of confidence is overwhelming.

    CF Jnr never got it. Fluffybunny

    never too late to disown him

    I'll try it again one day. There's still hope, he's only 9

    recommended to a mate at work. He watched it, and came back in and said neither he nor his GF liked it. Cue extensive verbals from about 20 people sitting around him about how wrong he was (I didn't need to weigh in).

    It's a dead set classic.

    you keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means



  • @nzzp said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @canefan said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @nzzp said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @canefan said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @nzzp said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Rembrandt said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @voodoo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    I've also never seen it. Might remedy that tonight.

    Expecting big things now though. HUGE.

    Same boat here. Looks like a strong contender for a date night watch. V day tomorrow right? A doz roses and Galaxy Quest on the telly, what more could a woman want?

    good choice.

    We do Princess Bride each year on Valentines day.

    Grandson: Has it got any sports in it?
    Grandfather: Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles!
    Grandson: Doesn't sound too bad. I'll try and stay awake.
    Grandfather: [sarcastically] Oh, well, thank you. That's very kind of you. Your vote of confidence is overwhelming.

    CF Jnr never got it. Fluffybunny

    never too late to disown him

    I'll try it again one day. There's still hope, he's only 9

    recommended to a mate at work. He watched it, and came back in and said neither he nor his GF liked it. Cue extensive verbals from about 20 people sitting around him about how wrong he was (I didn't need to weigh in).

    It's a dead set classic.

    you keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means



  • People who don't like The Princess Bride cannot be trusted, and in fact should be shunned from society



  • @mariner4life said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    People who don't like The Princess Bride cannot be trusted, and in fact should be shunned from society

    Similarly people who can’t quote at least one line from the Castle should be used for scientific experimention .



  • @jegga Yeah nah, not remotely in the same league!!



  • @taniwharugby said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @jegga Yeah nah, not remotely in the same league!!

    Agree it’s not in the same league as the Princess Bride but you meet someone who doesn’t know why “ tell him he’s dreaming “ or “ it’s the vibe of the thing” is hilarious they are probably more use as a mobile organ bank .



  • @jegga said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @taniwharugby said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @jegga Yeah nah, not remotely in the same league!!

    Agree it’s not in the same league as the Princess Bride but you meet someone who doesn’t know why “ tell him he’s dreaming “ or “ it’s the vibe of the thing” is hilarious they are probably more use as a mobile organ bank .

    this one's going straight to the pool room



  • @nzzp said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @jegga said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @taniwharugby said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @jegga Yeah nah, not remotely in the same league!!

    Agree it’s not in the same league as the Princess Bride but you meet someone who doesn’t know why “ tell him he’s dreaming “ or “ it’s the vibe of the thing” is hilarious they are probably more use as a mobile organ bank .

    this one's going straight to the pool room

    What do you know about lead?



  • @MajorRage I watched a 2016 doco about her yesterday and had the same feelings of sadness. Footage of her being an absolutely lovely, expressive woman who just got shafted by nearly all and sundry including her mother, father and husband.
    Horrible people and no wonder she died numbing herself.



  • Nice way to debut the look



  • @canefan said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @nzzp said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Rembrandt said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @voodoo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    I've also never seen it. Might remedy that tonight.

    Expecting big things now though. HUGE.

    Same boat here. Looks like a strong contender for a date night watch. V day tomorrow right? A doz roses and Galaxy Quest on the telly, what more could a woman want?

    good choice.

    We do Princess Bride each year on Valentines day.

    Grandson: Has it got any sports in it?
    Grandfather: Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles!
    Grandson: Doesn't sound too bad. I'll try and stay awake.
    Grandfather: [sarcastically] Oh, well, thank you. That's very kind of you. Your vote of confidence is overwhelming.

    CF Jnr never got it. Fluffybunny

    Inconceivable



  • @jegga said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @nzzp said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @jegga said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @taniwharugby said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @jegga Yeah nah, not remotely in the same league!!

    Agree it’s not in the same league as the Princess Bride but you meet someone who doesn’t know why “ tell him he’s dreaming “ or “ it’s the vibe of the thing” is hilarious they are probably more use as a mobile organ bank .

    this one's going straight to the pool room

    What do you know about lead?

    Darryl Kerrigan : Dad, he reckons powerlines are a reminder of man's ability to generate electricity.

    Could go on all night (talk for hours :D)



  • @nzzp said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @jegga said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @nzzp said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @jegga said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @taniwharugby said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @jegga Yeah nah, not remotely in the same league!!

    Agree it’s not in the same league as the Princess Bride but you meet someone who doesn’t know why “ tell him he’s dreaming “ or “ it’s the vibe of the thing” is hilarious they are probably more use as a mobile organ bank .

    this one's going straight to the pool room

    What do you know about lead?

    Darryl Kerrigan : Dad, he reckons powerlines are a reminder of man's ability to generate electricity.

    Could go on all night (talk for hours :D)

    From the wiki page, amazed it was made in such a short time.

    "According to Santo Cilauro, the film took five weeks from original inception to final cut. The movie was written in two weeks, shot in ten days and taken to rough cut in two weeks.[5][6]

    The name Kerrigan was chosen for the family so that tow trucks for the film could be borrowed from an existing Melbourne tow-truck company with that name. The company still operates today.[7]

    In January 2011, 3491 Maintongoon Road, Bonnie Doon was listed for sale. The property appeared in the film as the Kerrigan family holiday house.[8] The property's real estate agent reported that many people called and after requesting the vendor's asking price, replied with a quote from the movie: "Tell him he's dreamin'."[9]"



  • @canefan said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @nzzp said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @canefan said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @nzzp said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Rembrandt said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @voodoo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    I've also never seen it. Might remedy that tonight.

    Expecting big things now though. HUGE.

    Same boat here. Looks like a strong contender for a date night watch. V day tomorrow right? A doz roses and Galaxy Quest on the telly, what more could a woman want?

    good choice.

    We do Princess Bride each year on Valentines day.

    Grandson: Has it got any sports in it?
    Grandfather: Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles!
    Grandson: Doesn't sound too bad. I'll try and stay awake.
    Grandfather: [sarcastically] Oh, well, thank you. That's very kind of you. Your vote of confidence is overwhelming.

    CF Jnr never got it. Fluffybunny

    never too late to disown him

    I'll try it again one day. There's still hope, he's only 9

    So you've already tried to disown him?



  • Ok so Galaxy Quest watched. Pretty good. Really enjoyed the 1st half, the 2nd half a little less. Dialogue was great, didn't love all the action, but overall a good watch. Missus fell asleep pretty fast so I finished all the wine, that was a big plus.

    As far as spoofs go, I still have Top Secret top of the list. And for random sci fi spoofs, I can't go past Mystery Science Theatre 3000 (though i may have been under the influence when I watched.)



  • Watched Color Out Of Space with Nicolas Cage & Joely Richardson.

    One of these days someone's gonna make a great film from one of H P Lovecraft's books.

    Sadly, this aint it. 5/10



  • @Victor-Meldrew Cage and Willis seem to be taking the quantity over quality approach to movies that are offered to them.



  • @voodoo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Ok so Galaxy Quest watched. Pretty good. Really enjoyed the 1st half, the 2nd half a little less. Dialogue was great, didn't love all the action, but overall a good watch. Missus fell asleep pretty fast so I finished all the wine, that was a big plus.

    As far as spoofs go, I still have Top Secret top of the list. And for random sci fi spoofs, I can't go past Mystery Science Theatre 3000 (though i may have been under the influence when I watched.)

    Haven’t seen Top Secret in years, classic spoof must watch again!

    “Do you know any German?”
    “Yes I know a little German.... he’s sitting over there”

    Dwarf stands up and waves!



  • @Virgil so good!



  • @mariner4life @Rembrandt not sure if you remember this guy from the Bloodlands, he's the British journo that tried to get the word out about the Ukrainian famine and Duranty who got a Pulitzer prize for lying about it and hiding the truth



  • The Last Thing he Wanted on Netflix.

    Watched this last night over dinner. It goes for about two hours. Based on a book. I couldn't tell you at any point what it was about as I seemed to be watching without paying any attention. That was the effect it had.

    I'd describe it as having a script more than a plot. Bored the shit out of me.

    "Stars" Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Willem Dafoe. Directed by Dee Rees. No doubt criticism is proof of a sexist, racist paradigm.



  • @antipodean said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    The Last Thing he Wanted on Netflix.

    Watched this last night over dinner. It goes for about two hours. Based on a book. I couldn't tell you at any point what it was about as I seemed to be watching without paying any attention. That was the effect it had.

    I'd describe it as having a script more than a plot. Bored the shit out of me.

    "Stars" Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Willem Dafoe. Directed by Dee Rees. No doubt criticism is proof of a sexist, racist paradigm.

    I think I’ve seen that advertised and thought it looked poos , either Affleck puts me off seeing a movie add Hathaway into the mix and I’ll pass .



  • @antipodean said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    The Last Thing he Wanted on Netflix.

    Watched this last night over dinner. It goes for about two hours. Based on a book. I couldn't tell you at any point what it was about as I seemed to be watching without paying any attention. That was the effect it had.

    I'd describe it as having a script more than a plot. Bored the shit out of me.

    "Stars" Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Willem Dafoe. Directed by Dee Rees. No doubt criticism is proof of a sexist, racist paradigm.

    never heard of it. googled it. top of the results list is a collection of shit reviews.



  • @antipodean I just 'watched' this. One of the worst movies I've ever seen. Made no fucking sense whatsoever, literally everything was random with people showing up and disappearing/getting killed at will. I actually laughed at the end (although I suspect I was supposed to be shocked beyond reason.) If I could give less than 0/5, I would.



  • @Mokey It's clear to me now that the rush for content has lead to Netflix throwing vast sums at garbage and "big name" actors are just dialling it in.



  • @antipodean it's production decisions based on big data. Enough people watch the right things and it turns into a probability of success.



  • @antipodean I'm still mad. Two hours of my life I won't get back.



  • @antipodean said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Mokey It's clear to me now that the rush for content has lead to Netflix throwing vast sums at garbage and "big name" actors are just dialling it in.

    Adam Sandler has done well recently out of the genre of "crap movies where the actors phone it in, but they somehow seem to make money" on Netflix.



  • @Mokey said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @antipodean I'm still mad. Two hours of my life I won't get back.

    I feel that way about Jurassic World 2. I get angry every time I think of it. Although some of it is due to the fact that Jurassic World is actually a fun movie (even with the high heeled running).

    @No-Quarter said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @antipodean said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Mokey It's clear to me now that the rush for content has lead to Netflix throwing vast sums at garbage and "big name" actors are just dialling it in.

    Adam Sandler has done well recently out of the genre of "crap movies where the actors phone it in, but they somehow seem to make money" on Netflix.

    Asylum movies make money and propped up Syfy for years, I guess people like what they like. It's clear that Sandlers films get watched as Netflix keep giving him movie deals.

    At least I know not to watch the Anne Hathaway one now. Although I did try to watch 6 Underground so my Netflix choices are iffy some times.



  • @Nepia said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Although I did try to watch 6 Underground so my Netflix choices are iffy some times.

    I watched the trailer and it looked unbelievably stupid. That was enough.

    If Ryan Reynolds wasn't in it, it would've gone straight to the bargain bin.



  • @antipodean said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Nepia said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Although I did try to watch 6 Underground so my Netflix choices are iffy some times.

    I watched the trailer and it looked unbelievably stupid. That was enough.

    If Ryan Reynolds wasn't in it, it would've gone straight to the bargain bin.

    It was stupid, but was very watchable. A few reasons, but a major one being:

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  • Outrage Coda - Beat Takeshi gangster film.

    This is the last in the trilogy. Didn't really need to be made and its pretty shit compared to the other 2. Lots of characters without any depth. Lots of strange pacing and plot twists for no reason.

    2 Underbosses our of 5 Yakuza

    Bone Tomahawk

    Excellent movie. It's like nothing I have seen before. It's like Unforgiven in its pacing. SLow and deliberate but without the needless sentiment or buddy film humour. This is not for everyone and there are scenes in this movie that are terrifying.

    This is a 5 out of 5



  • @raznomore said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Outrage Coda - Beat Takeshi gangster film.

    This is the last in the trilogy. Didn't really need to be made and its pretty shit compared to the other 2. Lots of characters without any depth. Lots of strange pacing and plot twists for no reason.

    2 Underbosses our of 5 Yakuza

    Bone Tomahawk

    Excellent movie. It's like nothing I have seen before. It's like Unforgiven in its pacing. SLow and deliberate but without the needless sentiment or buddy film humour. This is not for everyone and there are scenes in this movie that are terrifying.

    This is a 5 out of 5

    @raznomore thank you for the recommendation for this. I'm a big fan of good westerns and had been looking for one recently, so I watched this yesterday after I read your review.

    I have to completely agree with your review, really enjoyed it but several very tough scenes to watch including the opening scene and the "dinner prep".

    For Aussie Ferners, it's showing on SBS On Demand



  • I can't stop watching The Green Book. It is now firmly in my top 5 ever. I'm not sure what fall out. Perhaps Pump Up The Volume, purely due to age and haven't seen it in years



  • JUmanji: Next Level

    Thought this was good, the cast all have great chemistry, just a bit of good fun, doesnt take itself too seriously.

    4 smoulders out of 5 new abilities


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